Brenner, who had been battling cancer and performed most
recently on New Year's Eve, passed away at his home in New York
surrounded by his family, publicist Jeff Abraham said.
The Pennsylvania native appeared on "The Tonight Show" more than
150 times and was known for poking fun at the commonplace
aspects of life.
Brenner said his last wish was that $100 in small bills be
placed in his left sock "just in case tipping is recommended
where I'm going," according to the publicist.
Abraham said Brenner's final resting spot will carry the
epitaph: "If this is supposed to be a joke — then I don't get
(Reporting by Edith Honan; editing
by Victoria Cavaliere and Paul Simao)
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